Instructions for Survey Participants

The questionnaire contains self-explanatory instructions on all key items. It is available in two formats: a hardcopy paper form and an electronic file and in three languages (English, French, and Spanish). The electronic version of the questionnaire is an interactive web application. The hardcopy version is available in PDF format and is provided primarily for staff members serving in duty stations without reliable access to the Internet.

Staff members are expected to complete the electronic version of the questionnaire, and to use the hardcopy version if, and only if, they do not have access to the Internet.

The survey will be launched on 1 October 2012 and will continue until 31 October 2012, on which date all completed questionnaires are expected to be received by the ICSC. Once you have completed the online questionnaire please click on the “FINISH” button at the end of the survey. Your information will be automatically submitted to a survey database maintained at the ICSC secretariat. Note that you have only one chance to compete and submit the electronic version of the questionnaire. You cannot edit a survey once it has been submitted. Hard copies of the survey should be submitted to the relevant survey coordinator by Monday 29 October 2012.

Please make every effort to provide complete and accurate data. This will help ICSC get a more precise measurement of one of the most important components of the Post Adjustment Index and, at the same time, assess the relative importance of organic and biological products for future price surveys.